1973

The editor Norman Preston took great pleasure from sponsorship and TV money's capacity to put county cricket back on its feet financially, but warned: "Standards on the pitch are falling, especially where batting is concerned." Four Australians were among the Cricketers of the Year - Dennis Lillee, Bob Massie, Keith Stackpole and Greg Chappell - with Richie Benaud writing on them all. Sir Compton Mackenzie died shortly after submitting some of his cricket memories to the Almanack, which meant this, the 110th edition, contained the final published article of that acclaimed author.
Editor Norman Preston
Pages 1083
Price £2.00